[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Nov 3 18:59:40 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 19:03, Benjamin Peterson
<musiccomposition at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>> I have started the DVCS PEP which can be seen at
>> http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dg7fctr4_40dvjkdg64 . Not much is there
>> beyond the rationale, usage scenarios I plan to use, and what other
>> sections I plan to write.
>> At this point I am looking for any suggestions for fundamental usage
>> scenarios that I am missing from the PEP. If you think the few already
>> listed are missing some core part of a VCS, please let me know.
> I think one very important requirement of Python's VCS is advanced
> merging support. The trunk and py3k are very special branches because
> a commit in one should not necessarily find its way into the other. To
> that end, I think it's critical to have svnmerge.py-like blocking
> (preferably with unblocking, too) and fine cherry-picking of
> revisions.

Add the blocking to the backport scenario.


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